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Jack Szostak

Royal Society Meeting to Discuss Evolution Paradigm Shift, What That Means for Science and for All

Suzan Mazur | Posted 12.25.2015 | Science
Suzan Mazur

Sir Paul Nurse has just completed his five-year term as president of the Royal Society. The Nobel laureate and molecular biologist has been succeeded by Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan, who is a structural biologist.

Life's Elusive X-Factor? Cocktails at The Carlyle With NASA's Senior-most Scientist on Origins of Life, Andrew Pohorille

Suzan Mazur | Posted 05.21.2016 | Science
Suzan Mazur

Andrew Pohorille did not disappoint with revelations that there is a certain factor to life that so far cannot be captured in the lab, i.e., life is not purely a technical matter, and that he does not expect that "we" will find life anywhere else in the solar system, including Mars.

Jack Szostak on 'Life in the Lab' (And Autocatalytic Sets)

Suzan Mazur | Posted 08.31.2014 | Science
Suzan Mazur

I first met Jack Szostak at the Simons Foundation this spring, and then again at the World Science Festival, where he announced he'd have "life in the lab" in three to five years. Our conversation follows.

A Second Nobel for Jack Szostak?

Suzan Mazur | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science
Suzan Mazur

"You heard it here first," announced astrophysicist Mario Livio as Harvard biologist and Nobel laureate Jack Szostak told a World Science Festival "Search for Life" gathering on Saturday in New York that he expected to make "life in the lab" in three to five years -- and more likely within three years.

Biologists On Verge Of Bringing Non-Living Matter To Life

Wired | Alexis Madrigal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A team of biologists and chemists is closing in on bringing non-living matter to life. It's not as Frankensteinian as it sounds. Instead, a lab led b...